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Spring Flower Combinations, a May Day Bouquet


In honor of May Day,

it seems only fitting to share with you my favorite spring pairings.

My garden beds are looking rather like a big bouquet,

and I have been admiring how well the blooms compliment each other.

Forget-me-nots and lily of the valley,

a match of toe-tingling sweetness.

I must confess, I did not dream this pairing up on my own.

The forget-me-nots showed up one day of their own accord,

and the lilys had been planted a few years ago and never did a thing.

It's my opinion they needed each other.

I love how these tulips reflect the mauve of the winter blooming heather behind, accented by the white birch bark.

Incidentally, a combination very practical for seasonal extension.

A primary color combo, not as common in the pastels of spring.

Red tulips, bluebells and yellow Iceland poppies, set off in a rockery

with a picket fence for height.

And for those of you who may not have a garden bed to enjoy,

here is a pot packed with boxwood for winter structure and height, vinca, a sturdy ground-cover which started blooming in March,

and a yellow ranuncula for a bright, cheery face.

Wishing you all a May Day packed with blooms!

#MayDay #SpringFlowerCombinations #EnglishGardening

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Karen L Higgins, author website